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Comparison of URLs of files & documents on computer, with URLs in browsing history?

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Is there an app or other way of comparing the urls of pdfs on my computer that have been saved & printed with urls in the browsing history (to find out if the browsing history has duplicates)? I'm looking for a means that doesn't involve the downloads manager or downloads folder.

Thank you!

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Hi foster13,

Thank you for contacting support. Can you please clarify where you are seeing duplicates in browsing history? Is this the Goal: comparing printer logs, downloaded pdfs and printed, and browsing history all ?

I do not know of any add ons that do this. This one is really old and is not supported, but was a solution to this a while ago: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../935295

MDN has some good instructions for how to start developing add ons https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/d.../Developing_add-ons

The history will be in places.sqlite in the profile folder. There is also https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/d.../Network_Monitor the MDN Network Monitor Tool that you can keep running all the time? Is this what you want to monitor?

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To clarify my question, I'm essentially looking for an integrated duplicate url finder that can find duplicate urls between my desktop computer hard drive and those in my browsing history.

There's a lot of things I'd like downloaded but am not sure if I already did.

I'm familiar with duplicate finders for tangible items on a hard drive, and other duplicate finders for browser bookmarks. Of course, I could just download whatever's in question and then run a hard drive duplicate finder from there, but what I'm looking for would avoid that step.

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Ok so to find duplicates in the browsing history between the the hard drive and desktop, got it.

In the past Check Places Discussion was used to find duplicate bookmarks. However I have not tried it.

If you have Sync set up there is Places Maintenance the places file includes browsing history.

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Items that are still in the original download location (folder) have a "Open Containing Folder" item in the right-click context menu.
Items that are not longer present or have an error otherwise hide some items and may only show the file name and not the second line with the size and host and date.

Does that work for you?

If you have moved the files to another folder then you would have to extract a list of file names and compare that with a list of files that you have downloaded and saved on the hard drive.